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3 dead, 1 missing as rain pounds New Zealand's largest city

3 dead, 1 missing as rain pounds New Zealand's largest city

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that three people had died and at least one was missing after record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand's largest city, causing widespread disruption.
FDA moves to ease rules for blood donations from gay men

FDA moves to ease rules for blood donations from gay men

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is moving to further ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that typically face higher risks of HIV.
Federal appeals court hears case of hidden murals

Federal appeals court hears case of hidden murals

Associated Press (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York is considering whether a law school in Vermont modified a pair of large murals when it concealed them behind a wall of panels against the artist's wishes after they were considered by some i
Brandon Cronenberg's 'Infinity Pool' catches eat-the-rich wave of satire entertainment

Brandon Cronenberg's 'Infinity Pool' catches eat-the-rich wave of satire entertainment

TORONTO — When Brandon Cronenberg started writing the script for "Infinity Pool" back in 2014, he didn't know "resort satire" would become a popular theme in screen entertainment by the time his film came out.
Historical rock opera remounts as unplugged concert experience in Edmonton

Historical rock opera remounts as unplugged concert experience in Edmonton

EDMONTON — A theatre company is remounting its production of a musical tragedy, based on a true story of Irish immigrants finding solace in Canada, in an unplugged concert experience.
‘A Thousand and One’ wins Sundance grand jury prize

‘A Thousand and One’ wins Sundance grand jury prize

“A Thousand and One,” a drama about an impoverished single mother and her son in New York City, won the Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize in the U.S.

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies

LONDON (AP) — Actress Sylvia Syms, who starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” has died, her family said Friday. She was 89.
Didion-Dunne archives acquired by New York Public Library

Didion-Dunne archives acquired by New York Public Library

NEW YORK (AP) — The archives of the late Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, spanning from letters and wedding pictures to manuscripts and screenplay drafts, have been acquired by the New York Public Library.

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide.
Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy 'Shrinking'

Harrison Ford inspires cast in new comedy 'Shrinking'

NEW YORK (AP) — When Bill Lawrence was developing his new Apple TV+ comedy ”Shrinking,” he introduced one character in the pilot script as a “Harrison Ford-type” — but never dreamed he would get the real deal.